H.R.203

To amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide increased civil and criminal penalties for acts involving fraud and abuse under the Medicare Program and to increase the amount of the surety bond required for suppliers of durable medical equipment.

1/6/2009--Introduced.

Medicare Fraud Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to increase civil money penalties, criminal fines, and prison sentences for fraud and abuse under the SSA title XVIII (Medicare) program.

Amends SSA title XVIII to increase the amount of the surety bond required for suppliers of durable medical equipment (DME).

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